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Lasalocid awareness and sampling in Scotland.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20155555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lasalocid is an ionophore antibiotic extensively used as a coccidiostat in poultry production. Lasalocid should not be fed to egg-laying hens as it accumulates in the eggs, and residues have often been found in eggs. Other ionophores are toxic to humans, but the exact level of lasalocid toxicity to humans has not been established. Approximately 250 egg samples were analysed for lasalocid each year from the 10 billion eggs consumed annually in the UK. A census of the 32 Scottish Local Authority Environmental Health Departments assessed awareness of lasalocid residues in eggs, and the results indicated that awareness of lasalocid was very low and no local authorities tested for lasalocid. The example of lasalocid revealed weaknesses in the current sampling regime surrounding foods of animal origin. Conclusions are drawn that central government should raise awareness within local authorities and provide financial support on local authority sampling to achieve proper representation.
Raymond Yan-Pui Wong; Jeffrey W Roxburgh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental health research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1369-1619     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Health Res     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-17     Completed Date:  2010-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106628     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Health Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-69     Citation Subset:  IM    
Civil Engineering Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Coccidiostats / analysis*,  toxicity
Drug Residues / analysis*,  toxicity
Eggs / analysis*,  standards,  statistics & numerical data
Environmental Health / methods,  standards
Food Analysis / methods*,  standards
Food Contamination / analysis*,  prevention & control
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Lasalocid / analysis*,  toxicity
Sample Size
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Coccidiostats; 25999-31-9/Lasalocid

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